Roundup of articles and publications on the latest innovations in malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis

14 September 2022 – Below we feature a compilation of headlines, scientific articles, and technical reports on innovations, R&D and elimination progress towards polio, malaria, onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis. We will be publishing these updates bi-weekly and hope they are useful.


Vector Control

  • Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Anopheles mosquito control through insecticide treated nets and community-based health programs to prevent malaria in East Sumba Island, IndonesiaLink
  • New Malaria Vaccine With 75% Efficacy a Potential Game-Changer Link | Link to Paper
  • 40 Years of Pfs48/45 research as a transmission-blocking vaccine target of Plasmodium falciparum malariaLink
  • Malaria vaccine booster prolongs protection Link


  • Ghana kick starts polio vaccination campaignLink

Elimination progress

  • The prevalence of onchocerciasis in Africa and Yemen, 2000–2018: a geospatial analysis Link
  • Uganda makes significant strides in the elimination of river blindness/onchocerciasis in Africa Link
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases declining in Nigeria- Coordinator Link
  • Mekong Malaria Elimination: epidemiology summary, volume 18, April–June 2022Link


  • Detection of circulating vaccine derived polio virus 2 (cVDPV2) in environmental samples– the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America Link
  • Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) – Algeria Link
  • Poliovirus detected in more wastewater near New York CityLink
  • Pakistan reports massive outbreak of diarrhea and malaria among flood victimLink

Climate change

  • Synergies between environmental degradation and climate variation on malaria re-emergence in southern Venezuela: a spatiotemporal modelling studyLink


  • An innovative three-layer strategy in response to a quartan malaria outbreak among forest goers in Hainan Island, China: a retrospective study Link
  • Malaria control, elimination, and prevention as components of health security: A Review Link
  • Co-infection of the four major Plasmodium species: Effects on densities and gametocyte carriage Link
  • Some residual malaria transmission may be “out of control” but “within reach” of current tools Link 
  • Colonialism, malaria, and the decolonization of global health Link
  • Community access to rectal artesunate for malaria (CARAMAL): A large-scale observational implementation study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Uganda Link
  • Resurgence of malaria in Uganda despite sustained indoor residual spraying and repeated long lasting insecticidal net distributions Link
  • The history of Polio – from eradication to re-emergence Link
  • Global commitment to action on NTDs and malaria Link
  • The battle against malaria in Africa has stalled. Can research in Mozambique explain why—and how to get it back on track? Link
  • Neglected tropical disease: Adding steam to kicking out onchocerciasis Link
  • Training course on One Health in action against Neglected Tropical Diseases Link
  • The brain can detect infection with malaria Link | Link to Paper
  • Occurrence of asymptomatic malaria infection and living conditions in the lowlands of Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study Link
  • Nigeria Reviews Neglected Tropical Disease Master Plan 2022-2026 Link
  • Burden of malaria in pregnancy among adolescent girls compared to adult women in 5 sub-Saharan African countries: A secondary individual participant data meta-analysis of 2 clinical trials Link
  • Dr Reddy’s, Aurigene and DNDi link up on affordable drugs for neglected tropical diseases Link
  • Burden of malaria infection among individuals of varied blood groups in Kenya Link


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